Olda

Direction
Year
2010
Country
  • Czech Republic
Duration
80min
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Subtitles

Having been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and suffered two strokes, Ms. Oldriska lives with her dog in an apartement with a lovely view of Brno. Using a simple digital camera she records a few days of her life – an everyday struggle with body and brain, a visit by her friend and son, the reconstruction of her apartment. With no previous experience filming, she uses the camera in a very spontaneous way, sometimes fighting with the technical limits of the device, sometimes even forgetting about the shooting itself. The film deals with ageing, pain, solitude, and also love, for people and animals, in a very raw and non-aestheticized manner.

Details

  • Original title
    Olda
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Viera Čákanyová
  • Editing
    Viera Čákanyová
  • Duration
    80 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2010
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
      • FAMU
      • Smetanovo nábřeží 2
      • 11000 Praha 1
      • Czech Republic
  • Festivals
    • Jihlava IDFF, Czech Republic, 2010
    • Visions du réel 2011, Switzerland

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